11 Best Algae Killer For Swimming Pools

Updated on: November 2020

Best Algae Killer For Swimming Pools in 2020


Clorox Pool&Spa Green Algae Eliminator2 32 oz

Clorox Pool&Spa Green Algae Eliminator2 32 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Clorox Pool&Spa XtraBlue Algaecide 40 oz

Clorox Pool&Spa XtraBlue Algaecide 40 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • All-in-one algae Killer
  • Quick and effectively kills Green, mustard and Black pool algae
  • Treats up to 25, 000 gallons

SeaKlear 90-Day Algae Prevention & Remover, 1 Qt

SeaKlear 90-Day Algae Prevention & Remover, 1 Qt
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Reliable & Effective
  • 90-days no algae guarantee (when used according to instructions in balanced pool water)
  • Kills and prevents blue-green, green, yellow and black algae
  • Non-foaming, non-staining (when used according to instructions in balanced pool water)
  • 11.8% Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate; 3% Copper as elemental
  • Effective against blue-green, black and mustard algae
  • Nonstaining formula
  • Each treatment will last three months
  • Use 16 fluid ounce 10000-gallon of pool water to prevent algae growth in all pool types
  • For severe algae treatment use 32 fluid ounce per 10000-gallon of pool water

hth Pool Algaecide Super Algae Guard 60 (67064)

hth Pool Algaecide Super Algae Guard 60 (67064)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Array

SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover, 1-Gallon

SeaKlear 90 Day Algae Prevention and Remover, 1-Gallon
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Reliable & Effective
  • 90-days no algae guarantee (when used according to instructions in balanced pool water)
  • Kills and prevents blue-green, green, yellow and black algae
  • Non-foaming, non-staining (when used according to instructions in balanced pool water)
  • 11.8% Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate; 3% Copper as elemental
  • Effective against blue-green, black and mustard algae
  • Nonstaining formula
  • Each treatment will last three months
  • Use 16 fluid ounce 10000-gallon of pool water to prevent algae growth in all pool types
  • For severe algae treatment use 32 fluid ounce per 10000-gallon of pool water

Pool Mate 1-2190 Black Algaecide for Swimming Pools, 1-Quart

Pool Mate 1-2190 Black Algaecide for Swimming Pools, 1-Quart
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Non-Metallic Algaecide
  • For All Pool Types (Vinyl, Fiberglass, Concrete, Gunite, etc.)
  • Non-Foaming
  • Prevents and Kills Algae
  • Weekly maintenance dose: 4 oz per 10,000 gallons

hth Pool Algaecide Ultimate Algae Guard (67066)

hth Pool Algaecide Ultimate Algae Guard (67066)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Hth ultimate algae guard, 1 quart is a long-lasting, non-foaming algaecide product that prevents and kills green and yellow algae
  • With one treatment, this product will prevent algae growth in your swimming pool for up to three months
  • 6-IN-1. Treats up to 90 days. Kills & controls green, yellow, & other algae

In The Swim Super Pool Algaecide - 1 Quart

In The Swim Super Pool Algaecide - 1 Quart
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Contains 23.5% Copper Triethanolamine Complex (7.1% chelated copper) as the active ingredient
  • Powerful and highly concentrated
  • Can be applied to inground or above ground pools
  • Treatment Dosage: 4 oz. per 10,000 gallons. NOT recommended for use in well water
  • NOTE: We are unable to ship Super Algaecide to California due to State Restrictions

Pool Mate 1-2150-02 Algaecide 50 Swimming Pool Algaecide, 1-Quart, 2-Pack

Pool Mate 1-2150-02 Algaecide 50 Swimming Pool Algaecide, 1-Quart, 2-Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Non-Metallic Algaecide
  • For All Pool Types (Vinyl, Fiberglass, Concrete, Gunite, etc.)
  • Effective against all algae types (Green, Black, Yellow, Mustard, Pink)
  • Prevents and Kills Algae
  • Wait a minimum of 15 minutes after use
  • Weekly maintenance dose: 2 or 3 oz per 10,000 gallons

Pool Mate 1-2160 Non-Foaming Algae Rid Swimming Pool Algaecide, 1-Quart

Pool Mate 1-2160 Non-Foaming Algae Rid Swimming Pool Algaecide, 1-Quart
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Metallic Algaecide (7.41% Chelated Copper)
  • For All Pool Types (Vinyl, Fiberglass, Concrete, Gunite, etc.)
  • Non-Foaming
  • Prevents and Kills Algae
  • Wait a minimum of 10 minutes after use
  • Weekly maintenance dose: 1 oz per 5,000 gallons

GLB Pool & Spa Products 71114 1-Quart Strike Out Algaecide

GLB Pool & Spa Products 71114 1-Quart Strike Out Algaecide
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • No waiting to swim - treated water can be used immediately.
  • Application: Dilute with at least nine parts of water. (See dilution chart on back of bottle. ) Sprinkle solution around edge of pool.
  • Chlorine, bromine and ozone sanitizers, as well as salt water pools.
  • Apply under sunny conditions for most effective results. Apply initial treatment to a freshly filled pool or at first visible signs of algae growth.
  • This item is not for sale in Catalina Island

Swimming Pool Staff Should Protect Skin from Sunburn

Even though sun exposure is a known risk for skin cancer, some people who work in the sun do not take proper precautions to protect themselves from damaging rays.

A study about sun protection habits of the staffs working at different swimming pools was conducted by Dawn M. Hall, M.P.H., along with colleagues, at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Researchers found that the social environments in aquatic settings, such as swimming pools, may affect the steps that people who work there take to protect themselves from sunburn. The study is reported in the JAMA/Archives Journals Archives of Dermatology, February, 2020.

The topic is one of concern because, according to the background information in the study, half of all cancers that are diagnosed in the United States are skin cancers. There is evidence, direct and indirect, that exposure to the sun causes skin cancer.

The staff at outdoor swimming pools and beaches, such as aquatic instructors and lifeguards, have a high risk of overexposure to sun's rays. The staff employed in aquatic settings tends to be young and may not take recommended precautions against sun damage.

Poor sun protection habits means that sunburn is a common risk for young adults in this type of setting. According to the study, approximately 50 percent of the staff in the aquatic setting already had a past history of severe sunburn. Nearly 80 percent had been sunburned during the previous summer.

The study authors noted that workplace interventions may help to improve sun protection habits in outdoor workers, although there are few published findings to support this.

The researchers examined data from employees at 191 swimming pools from 2001 - 2002. Most of the people in the survey were white females. Half of the participants were aged 15 to 19.

According to their findings:

1. Over 80 percent of those surveyed wore sunglasses regularly.

2. Over 60 percent wore sunscreen regularly.

3. Less than half wore a shirt with sleeves.

4. Less than half stayed in the shade.

5. Less than half wore a hat.

6. Over 60 percent taught sun safety lessons called "Pool Cool."

The authors noted that there was a difference between 2001 and 2002. Teaching Pool Cool with lessons in sun safety seemed to be associated with fewer incidences of sunburn.

The researchesr concluded that behaviors among the peer group can influence behavior and sun protection habits. Healthy behavior among peers seems to have a positive influence on sun safety behaviors. In addition, pool policies that promote sun safety can help to promote healthier skin protection habits among the staff.

Resources:

Archives of Dermatology, JAMA and Archives Journals: Sun-safe pool policies appear related to sun safety behaviors among pool staff. Press Release, February 16, 2020, EurekAlert.

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